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Protests Erupt in Multiple Cities Over Mohbad’s Controversial Death

In the wake of the unexpected demise of the 27-year-old music sensation, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, known widely as MohBad, protests have flared up in several Nigerian cities, including Abeokuta, Akure, Ikorodu, and Warri. Demonstrators, predominantly young students, have taken to the streets with placards, demanding justice for the late singer.

Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, witnessed hundreds of youths assembling at the Panseke skating ground on Tuesday, united in their pursuit of justice for MohBad. They embarked on a peaceful march that stretched from Panseke through Ibara to Oke-Ilewo before returning to Panseke. Adequate security measures were in place to prevent any potential disruption by unruly elements.

Simultaneously, in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, young demonstrators clad in black attire flooded the streets on Tuesday. They held placards bearing the message “Justice for MohBad” and expressed their discontent regarding the mysterious circumstances surrounding the singer’s demise.

In Ikorodu, Lagos State, hundreds of youths gathered at the Okeletu bus-stop, demanding answers regarding MohBad’s death. Holding placards adorned with MohBad’s image and chanting “We need justice for MohBad,” they marched through the streets, urging a thorough investigation to uncover any possible foul play.

Notably, the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) correspondent visited MohBad’s residence in Ikorodu at Okeletu. During this visit, one of the youths, Kazeem Ayinde, highlighted that the rally aimed to pay their last respects to the late musician. Ayinde also mentioned plans for a candlelight event later in the day, emphasizing the importance of awaiting the completion of the ongoing investigation.

Mrs. Felicia Adedara, the grandmother of the deceased, refrained from discussing the matter surrounding MohBad’s death, citing ongoing police investigations. She disclosed that MohBad’s father had engaged with the authorities to assist in the investigation process.

In a gesture of gratitude, sympathizers at the residence praised the Nigeria Police for their swift intervention and called for a prompt resolution to the mystery surrounding the singer’s death. They emphasized MohBad’s generous contributions to the community, underscoring the impact of his loss.

Furthermore, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended an invitation to the Department of State Services (DSS) to collaborate in the investigation. He emphasized the need for inter-agency cooperation and advanced technology to unveil the truth behind MohBad’s demise. The governor also directed that anyone involved in events leading to the singer’s death should face legal consequences following a comprehensive investigation.

Following Governor Sanwo-Olu’s directive, the Lagos State Police Command initiated a significant investigation, establishing a 19-man panel to probe the circumstances surrounding the musician’s death. The state government expressed condolences to MohBad’s family and fans, acknowledging the loss of a talented and promising young artist. They offered prayers for his soul and comforted his grieving family and fans.

Governor Sanwo-Olu urged individuals with valuable information to come forward and assured witnesses of confidentiality and protection. He also encouraged the police and DSS to provide periodic updates to the public.

In response to the situation, youth activists in Delta State gathered at Effurun Roundabout, Warri, to demand justice for MohBad’s death, echoing the calls for transparency and a thorough investigation.

Additionally, Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, called for a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding MohBad’s death, emphasizing the importance of justice and supporting the family’s quest for answers.

Renowned Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has formally requested a Coroner’s Inquest into MohBad’s death due to the controversial circumstances surrounding it. In a letter addressed to the Chief Coroner of the High Court of Lagos State, Falana’s law firm sought an urgent investigation, as stipulated by the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007, for deaths occurring in violent, unnatural, or suspicious circumstances.

The demand for transparency and accountability in MohBad’s case remains a resounding call from concerned individuals and authorities alike.

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